When last we spoke of Sebastian Errazuriz, we were talking about Burka Boards and shoe pants. For his latest project, Drowning in Debt, the New York-based designer continues to play with political issues.
Errazuriz designed the set of two working class men buried under insurmountable debt as a reflection on the current employment crisis. As soon as the condiments are gone, the plastic men reappear, only to find themselves quickly and completely covered up again…drowning in debt.
The message is simple and clear. Perfect for when that recipe calls for a dash of levity along with the salt and pepper. Also, if you’re dealing with the financial strain of unemployment, you’re going to need some salt and pepper to flavor those nightly ramen noodle dinners…
The Drowning in Debt salt and pepper shakers will be for sale through popjects purveyor, Kikkerland, next month at $25. Kikkerland’s copywriter writes that the shakers represent “the struggle that is the sign of our times”. Sad and true.